‘Better Call Saul’ Fans Think They’ve Finally Solved a ‘Breaking Bad’ Line

Better Call Saul Season 6 will finally conclude the story of Saul Goodman, the “criminal” attorney who represented Walter White in Breaking Bad. During the wait, many have gone back to the original show to examine lines and try to figure out how they’ll impact his story. There’s one Saul Goodman quote, specifically, that comes at the end of Breaking Badthat some think will have greater context after the season.

Kim and Jimmy sit on the bed in 'Better Call Saul'
Rhea Seehorn and Bob Odenkirk in a scene from ‘Better Call Saul’ | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Saul hinted at a surviving ‘Better Call Saul’ character in ‘Breaking Bad’

By the end of Breaking Bad, authorities had figured out Walter was the mysterious Heisenberg. Fearing he could be arrested, Saul arranged to have himself disappeared. On the way out, after shredding all of his files, he took a bag of money stashed in the ceiling of his office. He gave his receptionist, Francesca Liddy, a roll of bills and a card to an attorney in case police came to talk to her. “Tell ’em Jimmy sent you,” he told her before leaving.

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 to tie up those loose ends

Better Call Saul is still about four years before those events, per Collider. But with this being the final season, of course, it’s going to connect.

In the latest episode, Kim Wexler came up with another con, this time against Howard Hamlin. Saul tried to talk her down from it, feeling she was going too far. But he was unsuccessful.

Assuming she goes through with it, some fans think Saul will wind up warning Howard. They believe that Kim will go “too far,” leading Saul to intervene. This would make Howard indebted to him, which could explain the aforementioned line in Breaking Bad.

“I think Kim goes too far in trying to take Howard down, and she has to disappear via the vacuum guy,” one fan wrote on Reddit. “Jimmy at the last second tips off Howard so he doesn’t die, under the thought process of he doesn’t want Kim to ‘ruin’ herself by having a death on her conscious. This makes Howard give him a no questions asked ‘I own you one’ which he uses to help Francesca out.”

“That seems pretty solid tbh,” read one response.

“That is the best theory I have read so far. Makes sense from all angles,” said another.

It was said that viewers would look at Breaking Bad differently when Better Call Saul was over. Maybe that’s because of Howard…

Find out soon

Fortunately, the wait is just about over. Better Call Saul will return to AMC on April 18, after a wait of almost two years. There are seven episodes to start, followed by the last six starting on July 11.

If you need to catch up on the show or simply want to revisit it, the first five seasons are streaming now on Netflix.

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